After Effects CC for Beginners - The Basics of After Effects

Learn the basics of After Effects in this complete beginner's course! Learn After Effects in under 1 Hour!
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (712 ratings)
16,484 students
After Effects CC for Beginners - The Basics of After Effects
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (712 ratings)
16,484 students
Be comfortable using After Effects on your own to enhance your videos!


  • You'll need a computer and access to Adobe Creative Cloud (or previous versions of after effects

This course is designed to teach you the basics of After Effects quickly and easily.  We're going to go through everything you need to to create an amazing video including:

- Learning the Software Interface

- Working With Layers

- Adding Basic Effects And Adjustments

- Manipulating Your Footage

- Adding Titles And Graphics

- Masking

- Parenting and Animation

- How To Review And Export Your Finished Work

- How to use Adobe Dynamic Link to work on footage between Premiere Pro and After Effects

By the end of this course, you should be comfortable to create an entire video on your own inside of After Effects!  We hope you enjoy taking this course with us!  

- Motion Array Team

Motion Array .com 

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn to create amazing videos!
Course content
10 sections • 10 lectures • 1h 8m total length
  • Introduction
  • Purpose Of After Effects And Its User Interface
  • How Layers Work In After Effects
  • Working With Clips: Transform properties, Basic Animation, and Previewing
  • Masks, Masking, and Basic Shapes
  • How To Add Text In After Effects
  • Using Effects and Plugins
  • Nulls, Parenting & Previewing
  • Rendering, Exporting, and Dynamic Linking
  • Congratulations and Closing Remarks

Media Creator At Motion Array - Filmmaker and Video Editor
Jordan Dueck
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 2,290 Reviews
  • 38,183 Students
  • 2 Courses

Creating videos has been a lifelong passion of mine since I was first old enough to say the words "video camera."   Over the last 7 years I've worked as a freelance filmmaker and video editor with a specific focus on Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.  Creating videos for me is not just a job, it's the thing that gets me out of bed in the mornings.